Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

html paragraph to table - 451 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 10
convert yml into java pojo field - 717 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 4268 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 20
Cool or not? - 554 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 510 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1132 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4122 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
move titles next to url, in quotes - 349 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 245 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 6249 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Collect List - 3627 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9734 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 1757 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2237 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 12
Convert Application Output to CSV - 135 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 9695 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 11378 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 780 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 4415 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 1296 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2193 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 2106 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple text editing with Vim - 10680 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 14217 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 17
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26859 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 16
Increment each number - 595 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1997 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2234 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 1738 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12742 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
Split line with dots - 1916 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1510 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
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